I just wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas today! As my gift to you, I have one last Christmas Card to share 🙂 I don’t know why, but I love using blue at Christmas…and on this card, I like the contrast between using non-traditional blue and the vintage feel of this card. This is another 5″ x 7″ card, and I doubled matted it like all of the others I have shown over the last several days. I distressed the edges of my mat and “wallpaper” and inked the mat using Gathered Twigs distress ink direct from the ink pad.
I chose to do this card a little differently in the sense that the sentiment is not the main focal point of the card. Instead, I die cut a Tim Holtz Holiday Lamppost from light weight chipboard and embossed it using the Fran-táge Aged Black embossing enamel by Stampendous. I absolutely love the texture of this embossing powder…yes, I did say texture! This embossing powder/enamel has a bunch of different sized granules in different colors. The main color being black with gold.
Before adhering the lamppost to the card, I did add some frosted film by Tim Holtz where the lamp is. I chose to leave the backing on the film because I did not want to see the design on the “wallpaper” through it…I just wanted the texture 🙂 I then added fine green glitter to the holly leaves and glued three SS16 Siam Flat Back Glass Rhinestones in the center of the leaves for the berries.
I then glued a Bronze Snowflake Metal Filigree Embellishment (#203-B) near the bottom of the lamppost and layered a sentiment I embossed using one of the stamps from the Tim Holtz Festive Sounds stamp set. I used Lindy’s Stamp Gang Midnight Bronze embossing powder. Finally, I scattered a couple small snowflake charms from the Jingle Bells Tibetan Charms Collection around the right side of the sentiment and added a Bronze Corner Metal Filigree Embellishment (#731-B) in the upper right corner of the card to add some balance.
I hope you enjoyed the last card of the season, and again hope you have a fabulous day with friends and family. Thanks for popping by on this special day!
- Jingle Bells Tibetan Charms Collection
- SS16 Siam Flat Back Glass Rhinestones
- Bronze Snowflake Metal Filigree Embellishment (#203-B)
- Bronze Corner Metal Filigree Embellishment (#731-B)
- Tim Holtz – Festive Sounds Stamp Set
- Tim Holtz – Holiday Lamppost Bigz Die
- Lindy’s Stamp Gang – Midnight Bronze Embossing Powder
- Stampendous – Fran-táge Aged Black Embossing Enamel
- Tim Holtz – Frosted Film
- Tim Holtz – Gathered Twigs Distress Ink